Honey for Healthcare Heros

The  Saginaw Valley Beekeepers Association (SVBA) in Michigan is moving ahead to recognize some of our local healthcare hero workers during this intense time of COVID. They have had a long tough haul in 2020. The project SVBA is undertaking is called Honey for Healthcare Heroes. We will be donating jars of honey to our local healthcare heroes as a way of saying thank you and a way to share our bounty and resources.

We are targeting to fill 1,000 8 oz bottles with honey to distribute to 4 local hospitals in the Saginaw, Bay, and Midland counties.

We need SVBA club volunteers and cash donations. Club volunteers will be needed for a variety of tasks: to contact hospitals, communicate with members, document our process, consolidate honey donations from containers smaller than buckets, package honey, create labels, deliver honey, etc.

Cash donations will be used for buying bulk honey, packing supplies and labeling. All donations will be kept confidential.  We plan to package honey after our February 2nd, 2021 SVBA meeting. Distribution to hospitals will take place the 2nd week of Feb. As we  are a small club with limited financial resources, the gofundme page is an appeal to the general public to join our efforts with cash donations to fund this worthy project.

We estimate the total cost of this effort will be up to $3,000. If by chance we have excess funds over the project costs, these will be remitted to the club’s general fund.

We hope you recognize this effort to honor healthcare workers as a high priority and support our efforts.           

Randy Barkley – President SVBA


  • Michele Crawford 
    • $25 
    • 2 d
  • Thomas Bailey 
    • $100 
    • 4 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $30 
    • 4 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 5 d
  • Sandra Wagner 
    • $50 
    • 5 d
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Timothy Poff 
Midland, MI
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